Recently my DDs school hosted a Performing Arts banquet. All of the students were presented awards and some received outstanding and well-deserved awards. When my daughter (a choir student for 6 years & musical theater student for 2 years) was presented her "participation award" The choir director said "Look at her. She continues to do well and we hope she sticks with us." He acknowled the background of every other student called up to the program. My DD works so hard in choir - loves the performing arts, but was devastated by his weak comments as was I. She not only is an honor roll (straight A) student but has many leadership rolls in the school and in organizations affiliated with the school. I'm upset with this teacher to comment on her as if it's all about her look. DD is upset that her tenure was not even verbally acknowledged. Anyone have this type of experience? Any advise to reassure DD? She is taking musical theatre and performing arts next year, too. She is good and takes music outside of school, as well.
on May. 7, 2014 at 11:31 AM